News: Scott Wins Olympic Bronze

Steve Scott and Tim Kneale Embrace

Steve Scott has won double trap bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The victory was a little bittersweet for Team GB as the bronze medal match was fought between Scott and compatriot, Tim Kneale.

But the pair, who train together on a regular basis, shared an embrace at the end of the event to show the united mentality of the British Shooting team.

And you might say the Lewisham-born shooter just about deserved the win after shooting a perfect score of 30/30 against Kneale.

But that wasn’t the only drama in a very tense double trap semi-final, with Scott and Kneale having to shoot-off against Australia’s James Willett to earn the right to proceed to the bronze medal match.

It was the two British athletes who kept their composure as they hit both their targets to setup an all-British bronze medal match.

In the qualifying rounds, it was Manx shooter, Kneale who appeared to be performing the stronger of the two GB athletes, and ended the qualifying period in third place with a score of 139/150 including a perfect score of 30/30 in the fourth round.

Scott qualified in fourth place behind Kneale with a score of 138/150.

It is the second medal that British Shooting has won at the Rio 2016 Olympics after Ed Ling won a bronze medal in the trap competition on Monday.

The winner of the gold medal was IOE shooter, Fehaid Aldeehani and silver went to Italy’s Innocenti.

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